Bloody Sunday 2015 programme launched

Eamonn McCann and Kate Nash pictured at the launch.
Eamonn McCann and Kate Nash pictured at the launch.
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The Bloody Sunday March for Justice programme will see a raft of civil rights events and speeches held in Derry.

This year’s programme of events has been themed ‘Resist’.

It was launched at the City Hotel on Wednesday.

In a statement the organisers said: “The programme will reflect the resistance to continued attacks on civil rights and liberties whether in Ferguson USA, Palestine, Dublin, Belfast or indeed here in Derry itself.

“The programme for 2015 will continue the tradition of acting as an inclusive platform for the seemingly disparate ongoing campaigns concerning the people of these islands and beyond. As in previous years it is a time to join together, make connections and raise our voices in solidarity.”

Confirmed highlights include ‘Where does the Stormont Agreement leave the Bloody Sunday Investigation’ on Thursday, 22nd January at 7.30pm in the City Hotel. Bernadette McAliskey (chair) will be joined by speakers including Liam Wray, whose brother Jim was murdered on Bloody Sunday.

There will be an event at the same time and venue the following Thursday examining cases of injustice, including that of the Hooded Men.

The march will finish at Guildhall Square, where the Reverend Sekou Osagyeyfo from Ferguson USA and anti-austerity TD Clare Daly will address the rally. It will leave the Creggan shops at 2.30pm on Sunday February 1st. For more events and information go to: www.bloodysundaymarch.org.